Causes of Obesity
- Children are more likely to be overweight if their parents are overweight
- Heredity; only by "tendency" to gain weight
- Lack of knowledge about a healthy diet
- Consuming foods high in fat
- Cheap food
- Lack of exercise or being active
Consequences of Obesity
- Having less friends due to physical attractiveness
- Detrimental to children's health.
- Stereotypes; sluggish, ugly, sloppy, lethargic,
Children who are obese are less favored by children their age, which isolates the children's ability to socialize or interact like a normal child would.
If a child's weight keeps increasing throughout middle childhood into adolescence, severe disorders could being to appear and be noticed through the child's daily actions.
- Severe Depression
Children are spending most of their time watching TV or playing video games rather than being outside or participating in a physical activity. Parents are not enforcing their children to get the exercise they need, in order to avoid the risks of becoming obese.
Fast food is cheap and it is convenient. Most fast food places have a kids meal on their menu. They include a toy, which gives the children the illusion that fast food is rewarding. Parents should be motivating their children to eat healthier snacks and enhance their nutritional intake.
Lack of Exercise
Lack of physical activity has become a global contagion. This is a result of children watching too much television and not getting the appropriate amount of exercise he/she needs. Not exercising will increase the chances of children becoming obese and possibly obtaining a disorder.
- Many children do not get a treatment for being overweight. The best way to lose the weight is to take weight reduction classes, live by a more healthier diet, and engage in lots of physical activity.
- The most operative involvements are family-based for the reason that they concentrate on changing the behaviors of both the parent and child.
- The children started to display a decrease in obesity faster than adults.
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